Durham Miners’ Gala

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala. There was, as always, a fantastic atmosphere with thousands of people flocking to show their support for the workers’ movement despite the rain. One of the best parts of my day was meeting the WASPI women who were there continuing to fight the good […]

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Commemorating the Battle of the Somme

I was honoured to be able to travel to France to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. This photo was taken at the Tyneside Irish and Tyneside Scottish memorial at la Boiselle, on the 1st of July at 7:30am, the moment the attack commenced 100 years ago. There was four battalions of […]

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I support Jeremy Corbyn

Over the weekend I have received dozens of emails from constituents asking me to continue to support Jeremy Corbyn as the Leader of the Labour Party. At this time of uncertainty, with the country factionalising and a rising sense of uncertainty, now is the time for the Labour Party to stand calm and united. Labour […]

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